Geotechnical Engineer Salary

A Geotechnical Engineer earns an average salary of $64,812 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$47,964 - $88,955
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$89K
MEDIAN: $64,972
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$17.16 - $43.71
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MEDIAN: $27.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,964 - $88,955  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $7,892  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,489 - $92,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.16 - $43.71  
   
Overtime
$23.38 - $46.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$206.08 - $7,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,489 - $92,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.

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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks

  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Geotechnical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Geotechnical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 426 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geotechnical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 86 salaries. A Geotechnical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,626

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Key Stats for Geotechnical Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

▲50%

▲28%

▲12%

National Average
$66,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$66,000






▼5%


▼7%

▼9%

AutoDesk
▼11%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 6%
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